Young people hard at work

READY FOR ACTION: Young people from the Fleetwood-based Prince's Trust scheme.
READY FOR ACTION: Young people from the Fleetwood-based Prince's Trust scheme.

TEENAGERS from Fleetwood and other parts of the Wyre have been getting stuck into some hard graft.

A dozen young people involved in the Prince’s Trust scheme rolled up their sleeves and helped to transform a pond at Garstang High School.

It had become bogged down with litter and drinks cans, broken chairs and all sorts of other junk.

The community project was part of a 12-week course which will help the young people achieve their City and Guild qualifications; this week they are also in work placements throughout Fleetwood.

Team leader of the overall course is Louise Rainford, who works for Fleetwood’s Fire and Rescue Service, assisted by Fleetwood man Allan Brickman who has been seconded from Lancashire Police.

Also involved as learning mentors are Nicola Wilson, who works at the DWP at Warbreck House and Lee Gregory, who works at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, Bispham.

Nicola, 27, from Fleetwood, said: “The young people have been a credit; working with them on this project has been a fantastic experience and developed by own communications skills.”